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winter tyres for vans

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Winter tyres: Does your van need them?

Does your trade take you to rural or remote locations in the winter months? Is your van struggling to cope with wintery road conditions? Dan Powell of Honest John Vans answers the most common questions we get about winter tyres. What are winter tyres? As the name suggests, winter tyres are designed to provide better...

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checkatrade dog

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Checkatrade launching new advertising campaign

We all know the jingle, and the brand is a household name, but many people still don’t know why Checkatrade is the best place to find a trade or service for the job they need. Recent market research told us that whilst we have high brand awareness, people still don’t understand the level of checks...

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phex manchester

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PHEX Manchester 16th – 17th October 2019

PHEX Manchester is a 2-day heating and plumbing industry event being held from 16th – 17th October 2019 at Old Trafford in Manchester, United Kingdom. This event showcases products and services, how to sell them to potential customers, as well as clever installation tips and troubleshooting advice. The Checkatrade team are delighted to announce that...

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van storage systems

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How van storage systems and organisation can keep your tools safe

For van owners, the necessary steps to keep your vehicle organised and safe are always increasing. Especially in areas where theft from vans is high, it’s more important than ever to have an effective storage system in place and to maintain a high standard of organisation. But how can both of these factors ensure the...

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pb plumber product reviews

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PB Plumber reviews Velocity bags for Checkatrade

We’ve teamed up with PB Plumber once again and here in the next instalment of his ‘Back of the Van’ series, he reviews the range of Velocity bags, including the Velocity ProGear Rogue 5.0 Kit Bag. Watch the video below to find out what he thinks: Was this Helpful? YesNo

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How to handle unpaid invoices & avoid late payments in the future

Regardless of the size of your business, unpaid invoices are frustrating and can quickly become more than just an inconvenience. The effects of multiple clients paying late, or in some cases, not at all, will be detrimental to the success of your business. Unpaid invoices interrupt your cash flow, which limits the amount of money...

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home business energy comparison

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What’s the difference between business and home energy?

The energy market is rapidly changing, with new technology disrupting the way customers engage with their bills. While the home energy market has experienced a revolution in how customers and suppliers interact though, the business energy market has remained relatively unchanged. Business energy comparison specialists, Love Energy Savings have sought to balance this discrepancy. “We’re...

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acoustic insulator

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Soundproofing a room can be profitable work

Dealing with noise problems is becoming a real money-maker for installers. It’s no surprise, as a third of Britons say that their lives are being affected by unwanted sounds coming from next door. Whether it’s a late-night party or just a loud TV, there are several reasons why installers might benefit from becoming more educated...

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Van MOT passing the test

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The UK’s best vans for passing the MOT

When was the last time you checked your van lights or tyres? New research suggests drivers are putting themselves and others at risk because they do not carry out necessary maintenance. Dan Powell of Honest John Vans explains. Data from the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) shows one in four vans will fail the...

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win makita drill

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Win a Makita combi drill and impact driver twin pack

Regarded by many as the No. 1 power tool brand, we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to get their hands on a Makita high-power combi drill and impact driver twin kit, complete with 2 x 18V 5.0Ah LXT batteries and a rapid charger. To be in with the chance to win, just answer the...

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